Mike is pissed about McDavid suspension. Columbus Blue Jackets make big moves acquiring Matt Duchene and Ryan Dzingel from Ottawa. Is Pierre Dorion going to have the most fun job in the NHL the next few years? Trade deadline speculation.
Peter Chiarelli got fired this week and Mike is happy! Lots of talk about how it had to happen and Mike tells how it actually did happen. Also, Mike has a detailed proposal on how to fix the Oilers. The NHL All Star Weekend was dominated by some incredible performances by women players.
Referee Tim Peel scores a goal. The Oilers continue to be hot under Ken Hitchcock and Mike’s a bit hot after Andrew Ference threw some his Oilers teammates under the bus. Lots of players on pace for over 100 points. Offer sheets – will this be the year?
In the least surprising announcement in a while, the NHL announces Seattle as the next expansion location. The Department of Player Safety are back to their old nonsensical ways as Wilson and Reaves face no supplemental discipline, but they drop the hammer on Mark Giordano. With the Athletic looking at the future of the game, we chime in with our own ideas.
Former NHL player, and Stirling native, Rob Ray joins us and discusses the Sabres success this season, his NHL career and . William Nylander negotiations go down to the wire, but Kyle Dubas was able to get it done. Tom Wilson avoids a suspension and Dale is livid.
We welcome Howard Shapiro back to the show to tell us about his latest book, Kate’s Really Good At Hockey and talk some Pittsburgh hockey. Todd McLellan gets fired as predicted and Mike is happy to see Hitchcock in. What the hell is going on with the Buffalo Sabres?